Originally posted by David9176
reply to post by downisreallyup
They assumed that you sir, your neighbors, your friends, would all run for office and get directly involved. Never was it intended for there to be
just two political parties. Never was it intended that you could just sit back, earn money, and build your life in isolation from political life.
The people cannot get involved because they cannot compete with corporate money. They can't get news that isn't corporate on television.
Corporations dictated ALL opinions and the direction of our country. We've seen it on television with the tea party movement. Almost all networks
demonized tea partiers....while Fox News turned it into a neo-con side show.
We can talk about what was INTENDED all day long from any point at any angle you wish....but that certainly does not change the situation.
I knew about this ruling but I cannot influence it as it's a supreme court decision. I had hopes that they wouldn't rule this way. I love the
Constitution...but this gives unbridled power to INTERNATIONAL corporations. This gives power to China, Russia, or any other country that has
sprinkled it's tentacles into our political system.
What needs to happen is that Corporations should be stripped of their rights as human beings. A Corporations is not a human being..it is an
artificial creation of human beings....therefore they do not have free speech. An individual in a corporation...a LEGAL CITIZEN...Does however have
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The PEOPLE can compete IF they will work together. They will only work together if they are shown a plan that makes sense. Look at how many people
gathered behind Ron Paul, and they indeed began to make a difference. The problem was that Ron Paul had a bad campaign director. Also, he can't be
the only one who is in government. You need to get away from the "rock star" mentality and get out there. Listen, you want to tell me what isn't
possible, and yet, what have you done directly to try and do anything? Your excuses are just arm-chair politics. Instead of thinking about how
impossible this all is, why don't you put your brain cells to work trying to come up with workable strategies. If you say "we can't do it" then
many people will nod in agreement, not because they really know it to be true, but merely because SOMEBODY is saying something. If, on the other
hand, you say "we CAN do it, and HERE IS HOW" then people will listen and begin to change their ideas.
For example, let's think about how to "think out of the box." Do you know anyone capable of putting together a concert? I know people here in New
Zealand, and this is just a small country of 4 million. Okay, so let's say you know somebody or can find someone. You say to the person "how would
you like to help save our country?" When they say "how" you explain the following:
"First we visit some bands and make a speech to them about the dangers that face us. We get some to sign up for a "Save America" concert tour
across America. We set up a website that people will be directed to go to. This website will be promoted at the concerts. The bands will play
patriotic songs that talk about the people getting involved or else the country will be no more. At the website people will be encouraged to get
directly involved and to give their money for specific purposes. People gave lots of money to Ron Paul, and yet what did he do with it all? In this
case, the money that is given would go to purchasing low-cost radio stations, establishing low-cost schools for political education, for producing
"citizen's handbooks", and building an infrastructure for change. Rallies would be organized also, whose purpose would be to get people excited
about the change, and to get them to put their signature on specific ballot issues that would begin to change the local and state governments. These
should be laws that limit Federal interference in the state's affairs. What you want to do is begin breaking up the political "log jam" that has
The general lack of political education has convinced most Americans that you are safer with a single large state, but nothing could be further from
the truth. One of the best safeguards to freedom is a union of relativity small, yet independent states. It is far harder to corrupt such a thing,
as opposed to one monolithic country.
How many of you see yourselves as citizens of your state? If you live in California, do you call yourself a "Citizen of California?" Do you read
your state's constitution? That is far more important for you to understand because that is really where the political power exists. The Federal
government is trying to erode the power of the individual states because they know that is the only way to take America over. That is where you need
to fight them. Reassert your state's autonomy. If a majority of you get elected to the state-level government you can overturn laws and agreements
that cede your state's sovereignty. That is why it is imperative that you have solid political education and have leaders who are truly interested
in saving the Republic. Look for them. Hunt them out. They are there among you. They aren't the guys wearing suits or working for big business.
They are the common people who have been hiding away in their homes studying about all this. They are there. You just need to find them. Ask
around. Talk to some small-time lawyers. Find those who love constitutional law. Perhaps the real agents for change are only 20 years old. The
young people are sickened by what they see. Get them involved. Tell them they can make a difference if only they will put themselves to the task.
Show them how. Help them. Fund them. Warn them to do the right thing. Warn them to not love money, for the love of money truly is the root of all
Also, the corporations only have power because they get it from you, the people. You can easily organize to boycott any company that advocates
destroying state sovereignty or the Republic. You can insist that companies remain in the United States and don't move to China. If they don't
listen, you simply boycott them. The power is in your hands people. You just don't know how to use it because you are not interested in politics...
but your apathy towards politics will be your undoing. You have created your own problem because you love what the corporations do for you, more than
you love your country... or you have not realized yet that you must indeed choose between those two. Perhaps you can have both, but YOU must master
the art of political control. If you do not, then others will do it for you, and they will do it for their interest, not yours.
Never before has mankind had the means to organize into extremely powerful political groups. The Internet allows vast numbers of people to unite for
positive political change, and yet, pornography and useless chatting seems to be what that awesome technology is used for most. You have truly
allowed your society to become a place of self-imposed slavery, where you have handed the whip and the keys to those who will feed you your meals. As
long as you are unwilling to "feed yourselves" like free people, those task-masters will continue to oblige you.
Think about what you have done to yourselves. You wanted a life where you could buy food at big stores for cheaper and cheaper prices... you got it.
You wanted a life where you could all own cars, nice homes... you got it. You wanted a system of fierce competition in business, without
regulation... you got it. You wanted an economic system that removed political influences from monetary policy... you got it.